How to Change the Power Steering Pump on a Lincoln LS V-8by Robert Good
The Lincoln LS V-8's power steering pump lets you steer the vehicle easily while you are driving. If the pump is leaking, the power steering fluid inside may cause a fire and other damages to the engine compartment. If the power steering pump is burned out, you must replace it with a new one. This is not a difficult job to complete on your Lincoln LS V-8.
Locate the Lincoln LS V-8's power steering pump at the rear of the engine compartment on the driver's side. There will be a container filled with fluid attached to a pump connected to the firewall.
Place a plastic container under the power steering pump before you start to remove any parts.
Remove the input and output lines at the bottom of the power steering pump by using the wrench to remove the nuts that are securing the lines to the power steering pump. Allow the fluid from the lines and the power steering pump to drain into the plastic container for five to 10 minutes.
Loosen the nut that is connecting the belt to the pulley connected to the power steering pump, using a wrench. Disconnect the belt from the pulley. Remove the bolts that are securing the power steering pump the firewall. Remove the power steering pump from the engine compartment by pulling it out. Use a screwdriver to pry the pump off of the firewall if the pump is stuck.
Place the new power steering pump into the engine compartment in the same spot and position the old pump was in. Replace the bolts to the pump so it is securely connected to the firewall. Replace the belt to the pulley, and tighten the nut with the wrench. Tighten the securing bolts that hold the pump in place on the firewall, using the wrench. Reconnect the input and output lines to the pump, and tighten the nuts with the wrench. Fill the new power steering pump with fresh power steering fluid. Follow the directions on the power steering fluid bottle.
Items you will need
- Plastic container
- New power steering pump
- New power steering fluid
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